Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dalglish set for Anfield role as Rafa shakes up his coaching staff

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is shaking up his backroom staff by dispensing with four of his coaches.

Gary Ablett is being replaced as reserve-team manager after three years. Another former player, Hugh McAuley, is also departing despite guiding the Under 18s to the FA Youth Cup final, where they lost to Arsenal.

Rolling back the years: Kenny Dalglish

Rolling back the years: Kenny Dalglish in action during the Hillsborough Memorial match between Liverpool Legends and All Stars XI at Anfield

Youth coaches Dave Lever and Dave Shannon are also leaving.

Frank McParland will return to oversee the backroom set-up and former Barcelona and Olympiakos coach Jose Segura is taking over as academy director.

Anfield legend Kenny Dalglish appears set to return to the club as adviser or ambassador.

Popular former midfielder Gary McAllister is also being linked with a coaching role.

By Sportsmail Reporter on 27th May 2009



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